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The General Studies major at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences exemplifies a growing trend in higher education: a customized educational experience designed to open doors and create opportunities. This degree program enables students to combine diverse and/or related areas of study to create a personalized, multidisciplinary curriculum.

Through this major, graduates enter the next phase of their education or careers with complementary skill sets, a wide knowledge-base, and enhanced flexibility in their personal and professional lives.

Selecting two concentrations of study for this degree program is an exciting challenge for students. Faculty members teaching UNIV 2901 General Studies Workshop can provide guidance and assistance to help students choose their minors to shape the curriculum of this unique degree program.

Why Choose This Major?

By tailoring the academic focus to suit each student's unique combination of interests, participants complete the program having gained a set of complementary skills, including critical thinking and communication.

Graduates of the general studies program will be able to:

  • identify the rationale linking the components comprising the major
  • analyze and articulate the fundamental theories and principles underlying the three individual components of the major
  • synthesize the theories and principles underlying each of the three individual components of the major into the development of a unified, coherent project

Click here to learn about career opportunities for graduates of this program.

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